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Jul 1, 2011 9:00pm PDT
that stands out for me is education, economic and work force of the element, stimulating the local economy. we have the third street merchant corridor and an opportunity to revitalize what i consider to be the main artery of the bayview district, of the southeast quarter. third street is a pretty long streak. from at&t park, it goes all the way to candlestick park. there is a lot of opportunity. don't squander that. we wanted to be a healthy mix that reflects the cultural history of the southeast part of the city. >> what are your thoughts on how the city can deal with the budget issue? >> we are in a very difficult time financially as a country, as a state, as a county. we have a multimillion-dollar deficit. what i see is we have competing priorities. >> ok. >> there's a whole host of non- profit and service organizations that provide a service and a social safety net for people. if people are not able -- they're not making money to get on calworks, or they get on aid, we cut that aid, that has an adverse affect on a population that needs it. i would like to see the city continued to move in
Jul 28, 2011 1:00pm PDT
the proceeds of the benefits of economic activity as opposed to moving them through the local economy. there are studies about this and it's clearly demonstrated that smaller and local independence bonds money through the local economy much more than national or international chains who source from greater distances. third was the issue of community character and the compatibility with existing character and compatibility in the neighborhoods. we are not phoenix. the most significant need is for folks to know these things are happening and at a forum to be able to talk to decision makers about whether these things that. that was the need. it's not about whether it's a financial institution, coffeehouse or clothing store. we created a definition of formula retail but did not go in and change these categories. we had to lump them together, which was clumsy at best, which is why you're getting this technocratic debate over whether the financial institution is an aura out. we would have been writing the entire code so it would have had to take that subcategory how. the issue here is reall
Jul 20, 2011 1:30pm PDT
on the local economy, there are with the two effect here. they pushed downward on job growth in the private-sector, estimated in our modeling at approximately 150 jobs per year for the duration of the tax. that is offset by more money available for government spending. the net is an economically positive 59 jobs. i wanted to hit a couple of high points. chairperson chu: a quick question. on page four, the comparison of san francisco sales tax rate compared to the 10 neighboring cities -- is it fair to say, because you have held this data, showing what emeryville and berkeley, the rate card is -- currently is -- this is reflective of the drop state why? >> correct. all of these jurisdictions would have been a percent higher in month and a half ago. chairperson chu: in terms of other actions, we are not sure if other jurisdictions are doing a similar manner. do we have any information about whether some of these other local organizations or institutions are going to be considering this? >> i am not aware of any on this november's ballot, but have not researched the question. chairperson chu:
Jul 28, 2011 1:30pm PDT
. this is essential to do this if we will address the issue of gentrification and build the local economy and therefore living wage jobs at the same time. the arts have the capacity to reclaim these public spaces. in addition, i have privately raised $20,000 in last six months which will allow us to launch a monthly difference shows. thank you for your time. >> >> how long have you been working in the mid market area? >> about 10 years. >> you have answered my questions. thank you. >> next, we have steve suzuki. >> good afternoon, members of the board. i've the executive director of asian neighborhood design. we are a nonprofit that has been located in the market street area probably for about the past 10 to 12 years. you provide technical, architectural services to many organizations. we also have a workforce of permit. i will speak to those two programs that we have. our component has been involved in the redevelopment agency and the city for the past 10 years or so on the improvement program. previously mentioned, some of the businesses are located on six street which is a very critica
Jul 26, 2011 6:00am EDT
for the local economy. the ravens print millions of dollars to the area. george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> with weeks until the checker ed flag drops, downtown baltimore is looking like a grand prix race track. the course begins at the convention center and goes around camden yards. many roads have been prepared. many say this is worth the $8 million investment. >> this is not traditionally a busy weekend in downtown baltimore. we will fill the hotels. you'll have a huge economic impact to the city. >> more than one under thousand people -- more than 100,000 people are expected to attend. >> a teacher or not serve any jail time despite pleading guilty to child pornography charges. a man has pleaded guilty to having child pornography. he has an 18-month suspended sentence and must forfeit his teaching license and register as a sex offender. >> it was a busy morning for firefighters yesterday. crews were called to the scene of the burning of vacant home on lightfoot drive in pikesville. heavy smoke and flames were seen in the 300 block of wise avenue in dundalk. crews were able to contai
Jul 26, 2011 6:00am EDT
your health and the state's economy. you can find local farms inside the beltway such as ecocity farms in edmonston. with more on how you can take part in buy local week, we're joined by rene, the director of communications for ecocity farms and the former editor of edible chesapeake magazine. welcome. >> thank you, good morning. >> well, there are so many benefits to buying local, one of which is the shipment cost and saving a mission. >> eating food that's been grown close to where we live, saves on transportation costs. it saves on greenhouse gases, it cuts down our carbon footprint. it can sometimes make the food a little less expensive to get to mark market. >> it is easier than ever to buy local, is that right? >> yes, the major explosion in farmer's marks that's been happening for the last five years or so, really in the last couple of years has really picked up. there are a lot of farmer's markets and also, lots of stores, food co-ops, small grocers, and restaurants that are really supporting local produce and meats and other products that are produced in maryland and our conti
Jul 1, 2011 12:00pm PDT
of the biggest issues facing your district? >> in addition to the local economy that impacts the merchant corridors, to many vacant storefronts, transit issues, in every neighborhood we're having a real conversation about how we change, whether we should preserve aspects of the important characters of our neighborhood or think about building new things. there is also a real discussion we're having in many neighborhoods about affordability. i hear from too many tenants in the process of being evicted, homeowners being foreclosed on. we need to think about how all of us can continue to live in a city where the whole world wants to be. >> it is a great place to be. >> it is a great place to be. how do you balance the needs of your district versus the needs of the city as a whole? >> i have an incredibly diverse district. it encompasses north beach and chinatown. we have the city's famous hills. we have for the world comes to work, the financial district's, where the world comes to shop in union square, where the tourists spend time on fisherman's wharf , and the wonderful polk street neighbo
Jul 12, 2011 3:00pm PDT
in the city that need a leg up, especially in this economy, it would be a great boon to the city and our local economy. i will be sending that to the legislative analyst today. i want to thank him ahead of time for all the work they will be doing in their office. >> seen no other names on the roster, that concludes roll call for introductions. president chiu: thank you. why don't we go back to general public comment and hear from our first speaker? >> [unintelligible] [speaking a foreign language] ladies and gentlemen, i am very happy to be here today. after three weeks, i get to show up. i am happy to see you. i am glad to see the man with courage. his name is ediwn lee -- edwin lee. he is here with you not for being good looking but for his good action toward you. i like this man for his courage. also, i like him because he is discussing with you how we can work together, president and supervisors, to solve the problems we have in san francisco. our lady and gentlemen -- he has the courage to be with us three times, not only today. i also have the courage as an egyptian with stopping him out
Jul 12, 2011 6:00pm PDT
interests. they should be negotiated in a way that serves regional and local economies and africa. the german government argues that that is precisely the aim of their new development strategy. >> we have to ensure the contract concerning ron materials currently being agreed in africa actually benefits africa including permanent financial income from those materials. >> this is also in germany's interest to prevent though raw materials being snapped up by the raw materials that snapped up by germany and canada. they should benefit from a partnership of equals. >> we're happy to be joined in the studio by an african analyst at the conrad -- institute. the german government is calling this a partnership of equals. is that what the african governments are looking for? >> well, it depends on how you define a partnership of equals. i think by this term it means that this is a partnership of mutual respect and the past that was always up the case. hundreds of years ago, but nowadays, i think that germany is looking forward to deepen its relationship with africa and in the long run, it h
Jul 7, 2011 5:30pm PDT
in the city. so the booming sector of the local economy today car washes. >> as a car wash operator-owner, we love to see this kind of weather. it means good profit for the week. >> i guess so. also inundated with business right now is pool cleaning companies. and this dust storm is serious business for a lot of folks with asthma and other respiratory conditions. there's still so much dust lingering in the air, they're still being advised to stay indoors. >>> here's the question, can you write the entire alphabet in upper and lower case in letter-perfect cursive, in a way your mother would approve of? it's a dying art form thanks mostly to the keyboard and simple printing. and and the state of indiana have announced that it no longer be a requirement in their schools. 43 other states have made teaching cursive optional in schools and it may well go the way of the typewriter before long. >>> we have also learned we lost two hall of famers, one from pro football, the other from baseball. john mackey has died as number 88 with the baltimore colts. he defined the role of the modern day tight end
Jun 30, 2011 7:00pm PDT
and have a $1 billion impact on our local economy. >> reporter: in downtown livermore a word of a recent influx of businesses and jobs is encouraging. >> i am excited to bring more businesses to more people and more growth. >> reporter: there is also the feeling that green transportation would be an ideal shot in the arm. >> electric vehicles, renewable energy, green. >> reporter: they will also partner with other cities and officials here says that they will be partnering with tesla electric cars as well. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> city leaders in oakland are deciding a budget for the new fiscal year set to begin at midnight. the new city council will choose between three different budget proposals. oakland faces a $50 million deficit. the new fiscal year will start tomorrow, july 1st. we are following the development and will have an update for you on the 10:00 news. >>> 67 san jose police officers turned in their guns and badges today and became the first cops in the department's history to be laid off. after the laid off officers turned in their badges, they were greeted w
Jul 6, 2011 4:30am PDT
into the local economy. a new impact report says the project could generate more than $100 million for the city and county over the next few years. the zoo got final approval to move ahead with upgrades last month. plans include a new veterinarian hospital. an overnight camping area and 20 acres of new exhibits featuring extinct animals. >>> one of the bisons living in the park died. she and four other bison are descendents of a gift given by dianne feinstein by her husband. golden gate park is one of several protected habitats for bison. >>> a major announcement about one of the upcoming olympic games. the top three places vying for the title of post city. >>> workers sickened at a napa vineyard. the dangerous chemical blamed for their illness and how they became exposed. >>> welcome back to the morning news. it's 4:53. and three vineyard workers have been released from the hospital after being treated for respiratory problems. the women were pruning a vineyard on big ranch road when they started feeling sick. they brought the labels from chemicals used on neighboring vineyards the night befor
Jul 7, 2011 2:00pm PDT
with local business, and what are we going to be able to do to set them up with the local economy. the partnerships, we want to engage with them and the network to understand how we can mutually enhance each other. and then there is the inability planning. this is what san francisco wants to see. this is an event that strives for various sustainability goals, and we are working for the conjunction with this process so that we can really put out what is that they're trying to be. the implementation plans i mentioned, it calls for nine of them. we recognize the benefits of having a few other plants with that, and i will go through those quickly. the idea is to have a place to aggregate of the performance measures and implementation strategies relevant to subject matter areas. coming out of this process but also the permits from the federal agencies and around strategies with the partners so that we can have a one-stop shop with things related to how to move people along the waterfront or was going to happen in terms of youth involvement. the important thing is coordination, to under
Jul 12, 2011 5:00am PDT
francisco would have on the local economy. those arguments were made repeatedly to argue against healthy san francisco. but the reality is that the parade of horribles that people anticipated did not occur. it did not occur even though there were many sacrifices that were made and continue to be made by businesses. people may want to the engage in that debate again, but that is not the point here. we have the program in place. this is about making sure that to the extent we are requiring employers to follow the rules, let us make sure the rules apply fully to everyone and there is a level playing field that protect the workers and protect other businesses who are doing what they were supposed to do. commissioner clyde: to that end, i agree with the intent absolutely. i just am very concerned about the implementation as this legislation is currently written, if it will disadvantage highroad employers who are complying and using these to comply. i would like more information about that. >> great. thank you very much. president o'brien: i will later, but i want to give the other commissioners -
Jul 25, 2011 2:30pm PDT
the local economy. i carry 22 lines manufactured in the bay area, nine of which are made in san francisco. these are all small businesses that would not be picked up by big box stores. i advertise locally, use of accountants, printers, and on and on. it's all handled here and we create jobs locally in all kinds of ways. the big chains cannot be part of a community the same way small local merchant can. in the long run, it will hurt the city of san francisco to let chain stores in. no doubt that when they come in, other categories nobody in visit -- nobody imagined the closing of the stationery stores, hardware stores and bookstores. i support the legislation. it is best for the city of san francisco. supervisor mar: thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm here on behalf of petco. i want to emphasize the point we've been making threats this entire process and that is the legal basis. the california supreme court was very clear in its case saying that while cities have a very broad powers to enact the zoning ordinances, that it is illegitimate to enact an ordinance with a direct prim
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